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Old Yesterday, 12:42 PM   #1
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kiwi honda xl 600r 1986 help

so here i am new to adv trying to ride my fav honda xl600 but have tunning probs im in GREYTOWN if any one can help . i so far have spent trillions on it weisco 11 to 1 piston cam re build and stage one grind head rebuilt rockers valves cam chain bearings top and bottom hot rod conrod hot spark cdi 200 watt stator new clutch new sport muffler and have just re jetted stage 3 left carb running 140 68 and right 137 starting wicked but with a hand ful it splutters whats next
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Old Yesterday, 02:32 PM   #2
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Can't really help, but can relay my experience tuning an xl600.

Mine was hard to start and stalled easily when riding round on snotty stuff. Pulled the carbies off and the jets were not standard, so I got standard ones and it was super gutless and still wouldn't start well. Got a bunch of jets and played around and got it running and starting ok-ish, but then only had about 160km fuel range.

Other than that it was a great bike.

Yours sounds like a beast and a half.
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Old Yesterday, 05:30 PM   #3
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you might get more knowledgeable answers in the advriders thumpers section seeing as you really need someone with xr600 modifying experience
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Old Yesterday, 08:36 PM   #4
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Doug Fairbrother lives in Greytown, breathes bikes . He might be able to point you in the right direction. He's part of the Greytown Racing Team which you can find on facebook if you are into that stuff.
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